# Surface Area of 3D Shape Nets Math Project | Decimals, Fractions, Whole Numbers

## Overview

The Surface Area of 3D Shape Nets Math Project is a fun, hands-on way to dive into geometry for 5th and 6th graders. This printable PDF project helps students understand surface area by creating their own shape nets using decimals, fractions, and whole numbers. It aligns with CCSS 6.G.A.4, making it perfect for introducing real-life math applications. Parents will love seeing their kids engaged, and it’s a great hit at open house or back to school night. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to bond with students as they explore math together!

## Why you'll love this

Looking to connect with your kids over emoji? Want a hands-on activity that will impress parents at open house or back to school night?

Try this emoji-themed project-based learning activity where students compute the surface area of geometric nets across 5 levels, and can even draw their own emoji on a cube that students can take home!

**What math does this practice?**Dimensions in this activity include whole numbers, decimals, and fractions:

• Part 1: Surface area calculation on a given cube nets

• Part 2: Draw net and calculate surface area (whole number dimensions)

• Part 3: Draw net and calculate surface area (decimal dimensions)

• Part 4: Draw net and calculate surface area (fractional dimensions)

• Part 5: Design your own emoji net (provide students color pencils/tape/glue)

What's included?

• Black & white worksheets -- more artistic lesson, students can color in!

• Color worksheets -- faster lesson, no need to color!

• Instructions

What do you need?

• Printouts of the activity

• Scissors

• Glue sticks or tape

• Colored pencils or markers (for black & white worksheets)

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